Trails, Hiking, Cycling, and Jogging

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Bird watching, sight-seeing, or getting in your morning workout routine, Long Island provides plenty of opportunities to reconnect with our environment. Beachside trails or wooded preserves, observing local species in their natural habitat or enjoying peaceful walks, the North Fork is the perfect getaway for all types of adventurers.

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Arshamomaque Pond Preserve
A 54-acre wooded preserve with several trails that wind through mature woodlands, by vernal ponds and along the saltwater wetlands of Arshamomque Pond.
63445 Route 25
Southold, NY

Arshamomaque Preserve
A 120-acre preserve owned by the Town of Southold and Suffolk County Parks. The preserve has 1.3-miles of nature trails that wander through mature woodlands, freshwater wetlands, and open fields.
1105 Chapel Lane
Greenport, NY

Cedar Beach County Park
A 68-acre park with over 2,800 feet on Shelter Island Sound.
The park provides the visitor with great vistas of Shelter Island Sound and the mudflats, sandbars and the saltwater marshes of Cedar Beach Harbor.
3690 Cedar Beach Road
Southold, NY

Dam Pond Maritime Reserve
A 36-acre reserve owned by the Town of Southold and Suffolk County Parks.
The reserve encompasses a small, protected bay, maritime scrubland, grasslands, tidal flats, saltwater marshes and mature woodlands.
The trail that wanders through the reserve is 1.2-miles long
11855 Route 48
East Marion, NY

Downs Farm Preserve
A 51-acre wooded parcel that is the site of Ft. Corchaug, a Native American fort, which is listed on the National Park Register of Historic Places.
Downs Farm Preserve has miles of passive recreation trails and adjoins productive farmlands and the tidal wetland of Downs Creek
The Group for the East End hosts many fun and educational events here.
23800 Route 25
Cutchogue, NY

Goldsmith Inlet
Sound-front property along the west side of Goldsmith’s Inlet opposite the County Park on Mill Road, Peconic.  This property does not have lifeguards.  Parking by Southold Town permits only.
Mill Lane
Peconic, NY 11958

Goldsmith Inlet Park
A 35-acre parcel with a 1/2 mile trail leading to Long Island Sound, from the trailhead, located on Soundview Avenue.
The mature woodlands, tidal wetlands, Goldsmith Inlet Pond and 1500 feet on L.I. Sound are great for bird-watching.
1585 Soundview Avenue
Peconic, NY

Goose Creek
This facility, off North Bayview Road in South, overlooks Southold Bay and has lifeguards, playground, and restrooms. Parking by Southold Town permits only.
2575 North Bayview Rd.
Southold, NY 11971
Phone: 631-765-9831

Inlet Pond Park
A 55-acre preserve with 1.6-miles of trails leading to Inlet Pond and L.I. Sound.
The North Fork Audubon has a visitor’s center and offers nature programs during the year.
65275 Route 48
Greenport, NY

Jean Cochran Park
This 14-acre park features the 911 Fireman’s Memorial, a 1/2 mile walking track, basketball courts, tennis & pickleball courts,hockey rink, football field and baseball fields. Cochran Park is home for the North Fork Osprey Collegiate Baseball Team. Find the game schedule at http://www.hamptonsbaseball.org.
Peconic Lane
Peconic, NY 11958

Kenney’s Beach
At the end of Kenny’s Road.  The beach overlooks the sound and has lifeguards and restrooms.  Parking by Southold Town permits only.
475 Leeton Road
Southold, NY 11971
Phone: 631-765-5317

Laurel Lake Preserve 
The Preserve is a complex of properties owned by the Town of Southold, Suffolk County Parks Department, Suffolk County Water Authority and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. The Preserve encompasses approximately 400 acres surrounding Laurel Lake. The Peconic Land Trust facilitated the acquisition of the properties and the NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation funded the development of the trail system. The Preserve is part of the Long Island Pine Barrens Maritime Reserve and was included in the NYS DEC Open Space Plan, the Special Groundwater Protection Plan, the Suffolk County Drinking Water Protection Plan and the Southold Town Community Preservation Plan.
Laurel Lake
Main Road, Route 25
Laurel, NY 11948
Phone: 631-765-1800

Marratook Lake Preserve
The small town park is accessible from the south side of the lake.  Fishing is permitted at the lake with an NYS DEC fishing license.
New Suffolk Ave.
Mattituck, NY 11952

McCabe’s Beach
Located one-half mile east of Kenney’s Beach, on North Sea Drive in Southold.  The beach overlooks the sound and has lifeguards and restrooms.  Parking by Southold Town permits only.
8670 Horton’s Lane
Southold, NY 11971
Phone: 631-765-3363

Mill Road Preserve
A 25-acre parcel with the trailhead located on Mill Road, Mattituck.  The trail winds through 8-acres of grasslands/ shrublands and then into 17 acres of mature woodlands.
1900 Mill Road
Mattituck, NY 11952

Moore’s Woods
190-acre preserve owned and maintained by the Village of Greenport.  Features extensive woodland and freshwater wetland areas.  Moore’s Drain runs through the woods from Silver Like to Pipes Neck Creek. There are approximately 2.7 miles of trails winding trough Moore’s Woods, many of which were created as part of a nature trail system back in 1971. Access to Moore’s Woods is available off Moore’s Lane as well as Route 25 and County Road 48, Greenport.
Moore’s Lane
Greenport, NY 11944

New Suffolk Beach
Provides lifeguards and beach attendants.  Lifeguards are on duty all week long from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Beach attendants are on staff on weekends only for the summer and can only issue daily parking permits.  Resident and non-resident parking permits must be purchased at the Town Clerk’s Office.  A boat launching ramp and ample parking facilities are available, by town permit only, for the general public.
2650 Jackson St.
New Suffolk, NY 11956
Phone: 631-734-6646

Norman E. Klipp Park / Gull Pond Beach
Also known as Gull Pond Beach. The beach overlooks shelter Island and contain a large parking area and playground. Lifeguards and beach attendants are on duty in the summer. Lifeguards are on duty all week long from 11am to 5pm. Beach attendants are on staff on weekends for the summer and can only issue daily parking permits. Resident and non-resident parking permits must be purchased at the Town Clerk’s Office. Parking and boat launching by Southold Town permit only.
Manhanset Ave.
Greenport, NY 11944

Old Schoolhouse Park
Ten-acre park with tennis courts and basketball.
Route 25
East Marion, NY

Orient Beach State Park
45,000 feet of frontage on Gardiner’s Bay and a rare maritime forest with red cedar, blackjack oak trees, and prickly-pear cactus.Visitors can swim, picnic, play ball, go hiking or biking or walk a nature trail.
40000 Route 25
Orient, NY

Orient Point County Park
A 48-acre park at the tip of Southold Town has a mile-long beach with a 1/2 mile hiking trail.Bird watching, surfcasting and great views of L. I. Sound are available at the County Park. Parking is located on the North side of Route 25.
41425 Route 25
Orient, NY

Paul Stoutenburgh Preserve
A 54-acre wooded preserve with several trails that wind through the mature woodlands, by vernal ponds and along the saltwater wetlands of Arshamomaque Pond.
63445 Route 25
Southold, NY 11971

Pipes Cove Beach
This property does not have lifeguards. Parking by Southold Town permits only. At the end of Pipes Neck Road. Off Rute 25, Greenport.
Pipes Neck Rd
Greenport, NY 11944

Robert Tasker Park
Ten-acre park with ball fields, tennis courts, playground & bathrooms.
Peconic Lane
Peconic, NY 11958

Ruth Oliva Preserve at Dam Pond
36-acre preserve owned by the Town of Southold and Suffolk County Parks. It encompassed a small, protected bay, maritime shrubland, grasslands, tidal flats, saltwater marshes and mature woodlands. The trail that wanders through the preserve is 1.2 miles long.
11855 Route 25
East Marion, NY 11939

Sound View Dunes
Includes 57 acres and includes frontage on Long Island Sound.
4305 Soundview Ave.
Peconic, NY 11958

South Jamesport Beach
3,000′ on Peconic Bay preferred swimming for small children, shallow water. Handicapped accessible – wheelchairs for beach accessibility in the season. Outdoor showers, restrooms, pavilion, playground, snack shack (opened during summer season). Gazebo, tennis and basketball courts, picnic area, ample parking. Restricted area for seasonal Piping Plover breeding – expected the late June. Off Peconic Bay Blvd., Jamesport.
Peconic Bay Blvd.
Jamesport, NY 11947
Phone: 631-727-5744

Town Beach
The most used town-owned beach. Facilities include restrooms, playground, a picnic area and beach wheelchair for disabled patrons. Parking by Southold Town permits only. Beach has lifeguards and beach attendants on duty on weekends during the summer. Lifeguards are on duty all week 11am to 5pm. Beach attendants are on staff on weekends for the summer and can only issue daily parking permits. Parking permits must be purchased at the Town Clerk’s office.
53005 Route 48
Southold, NY 11971
Phone: 631-765-2362

Wolf Preserve
This 22-acre preserve owned and maintained by the Peconic Land Trust features two trails totaling approximately 1 mile in length. The western trail winds through a meadow and red cedars of a regenerating woodland and along a freshwater wetland. The eastern trail features mature oak and beech trees as well as wetland habitat. The eastern trail is closed during the spring nesting season and reopens in July.
Main Bayview Rd
Southold, NY 11971

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